Vera completed her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Psychology at the University of Heidelberg. She also holds an M.A. Double Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Marburg and the University of Kent. During her year as an exchange scholar at Yale University, she was able to deepen her academic and practical insight into political psychology. In her master's theses, she analyzed female resistance groups to understand how femininity can function as motivation and tool of political protest. Furthermore, she examined mechanisms of how people update or hold onto their beliefs in the face of new, uncontestable evidence. With her education as a systemic therapist in multi-party settings, she is very interested in investigating how emotional intelligence can play a central role in our conception of the future of work and leadership.